Cryptocurrency Mining on an iPhone – Kristof Kocsis

Cryptocurrency Mining on an iPhone – Kristof Kocsis

Published by Kristof Kocsis on December 24, 2018

Ter this postbode I’ll be discussing how can one mine cryptocurrency on an iPhone and I’ll be demonstrating it by mining some Electroneum. Spoiler waaks, you won’t get rich by mining on phones.

Alright, so let’s commence by talking a little about what a cryptocurrency is and what is Electroneum specifically? Wikipedia tells us that cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work spil a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of extra units, and to verify the transfer of assets.

So basically a cryptocurrency is money that is independent of any government and business, it is based on blockchain.

So what is Electroneum? Electroneum is a cryptocurrency developed ter UK which means nothing, but what is more interesting is that it is lighter to get into Electroneum than any other cryptocurrency. It has all the features that a popular cryptocurrency like Bitcoin would have and it is spil effortless spil signing up on the Electroneum webstek.

Alright so ter order to set up an iPhone spil a mining device wij will need an Electroneum account unless you want to mine for the developer. Albeit you won’t get or make anyone rich.

If you do determine to create an Electronium account then go to ->, loom ter ->, Create a fresh account and go after the steps and you’ll land ter your wallet. From here you’ll need to reminisce one string, the one under the QR code that is your public wallet address. It is safe to share this with anyone spil it can only be used to send you Electronium.

Alright so now let’s begin setting up our iPhone. The app wij are going to use to mine Electroneum is called MobileMiner. This app cannot be downloaded from the App Store so wij’ll have to sideload it.


  • Developer Apple ID, this is free to create, the only downside is that you will need to reinstall any app after 7 days
  • Xcode downloaded, this can be done from the Mac App Store
  • iOS App signer, this can be downloaded from the web

Downloading Xcode

I am going to make it very ordinary for you to download Xcode, just click on this verbinding and then download the app.

Setting up a Developer Apple ID

A Developer Apple ID is nothing more than an Apple ID Signed into Xcode. Ter order to sign into Xcode with your Apple ID go to Xcode ->, Preferences ( cmd + , ). Then on the Accounts tabulator clock on the ‘+’ and sign ter to your Apple ID.

Downloading iOS App signer

Te order to download iOS App Signer go to this listig and click download.

Setting up MobileMiner

This is the hardest part, so I’ll pauze this one up into numerous sections.

Downloading the IPA verkeersopstopping and the project

The project can be found on GitHub, which is a webstek for developers to share code and projects. Go to this verbinding. Then download the ZIP verkeersopstopping. After that download the IPA opstopping by scrolling down on the pagina until you find “Compiled iOS App” or alternatively you can use my verbinding which linksaf to the same pagina.

Getting the provisioning profile

Ok so don’t worry about what a provisioning profile is. Just unpack the downloaded ZIP opstopping by clicking on it and then te the folder, there is going to be a opstopping that has a .xcodeproj extension. Open that opstopping and Xcode should open. Now you need to clock on the project and under signing, you need to select your apple id and switch the bundle identifier to “com.<,your name>,.MobileMiner. And select attempt again. Now the error should vanish and you can close Xcode.

Signing the IPA verkeersopstopping

Now open up the iOS App Signer. Pack te the form with the following informatie:

  • Input verkeersopstopping: The IPA verkeersopstopping you downloaded earlier
  • Signing Certificate: Your Apple ID
  • Provisioning Profile: The one that you have generated just now, the one that completes with “.MobileMiner”

The surplus of the options don’t matter, all there is left to is press commence, select a name and an output folder. I choose my download folder and for the name, I choose “MobileMiner1.ipa”.

Installing MobilMiner on any iOS Device

Now ass-plug your iPhone into your laptop. Back ter Xcode select Window ->, Devices and Simulators and you’ll see your device. Select it and after pressing ‘+’ select the IPA verkeersopstopping you have just created with the iOS App Signer device. This will install it on your iDevice.

Now you’ll see the app on your iPhone but you won’t be able to open it. Ter order to do that you’ll need to go to Settings ->, General ->, Device Management and trust your developer account aka your email address.

Embark Mining!

Now within the app go to settings ->, Edit Configurations ->, Edit ->, Add Fresh and edit the following fields:

  • Configurations name: Whatever you want
  • Username/Address: Copy-Paste your Electroneum wallet address here

Don’t worry about the surplus, now you can select done.

Now click on Active Configuration and select the one that you have just created.

Now click Embark Mining! and you are off to the races.

That is all you need to do ter order to embark mining on your iPhone.

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